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Thomas Brightman

Land Steward at Longwood Gardens

Tom Brightman is the Land Steward at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA, where he helps maintain more than 700 acres of forest, meadow, wetlands and agricultural lands. At Longwood, he worked on the design and construction of both the Route 52 and the Meadow Garden ecological design and restoration projects. He is also involved in land stewardship activities, strategic planning, teaching, sustainability initiatives and community collaborations.

Previously Tom was the Conservation Easement Manager for the Brandywine Conservancy in Chadds Ford, PA. There, he helped oversee 30,000 acres of privately conserved lands, working with landowners to accomplish quality environmental outcomes.

Tom is a member of the Board of Directors of the Red Clay Valley Association and the Land Health Institute’s Advisory Board. Tom holds a BA in American Civilization and a Master of Environmental Studies, both from the University of Pennsylvania.

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